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Engineering top course

Thursday, 21st December, 2017

Student Alex Cini (from left) with his new boss Top Gun Engineering Managing Director Gerry Leaver and TAFE teacher Darren Hurley. Alex’s time at TAFE has paid off as he starts his apprenticeship with Top Gun. Student Alex Cini (from left) with his new boss Top Gun Engineering Managing Director Gerry Leaver and TAFE teacher Darren Hurley. Alex’s time at TAFE has paid off as he starts his apprenticeship with Top Gun.

For the third successive year, TAFE NSW Broken Hill’s most popular course for 2017 has remained the Certificate III in Engineering (Mechanical Trade), Regional General Manager Kate Baxter announced yesterday.

Ms Baxter said the course again attracted a lot of interest in 2017 because of strong industry demand and because it provided graduates with exciting employment opportunities.

“Engineering was not only extremely popular in Broken Hill, it was one of our most popular courses right across western NSW,” Ms Baxter said.

“The Certificate III in Engineering (Mechanical Trade) is popular with our students because they enjoy getting hands-on while learning from industry experts in our workshops.

“Students are also excited by the fact that Engineering is a huge growth area in NSW and the quality, well respected training students receive at TAFE NSW can lead to real-life employment opportunities.”

Ms Baxter said that interest in the Certificate III in Business Administration remained strong in 2017, while Certificates I, II and III in Information, Digital Media and Technology courses had recorded the biggest increase in enrolments and interest of any courses in Broken Hill this year.

Top 10 TAFE NSW Courses in Broken Hill in 2017:

1.Certificate III in Engineering (Mechanical Trade);

2.Certificate III in Business Administration;

3.Certificate I in Access to Vocational Pathways;

4.Certificate I in Information, Digital Media and Technology;

5.Certificate III in Commercial Cookery;

6.Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care;

7.Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology;

8.Certificate III in Individual Support;

9.Certificate II in Engineering Pathways;

10.Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology.

Ms Baxter said enrolments for 2018 at TAFE NSW were open now, and would be accepted right across the Christmas period.

“TAFE NSW has more than 1200 courses to choose from - so there’s something for everyone no matter where you live, your skill level or qualifications,” Ms Baxter said.

“With so many exciting options, and with research revealing that TAFE NSW graduates have a higher median income and employment rate than university graduates, there’s never been a better time to consider TAFE.”

For more information visit tafensw.edu.au or phone 131 601.

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